University of Wisconsin–Parkside

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The University of Wisconsin–Parkside, located in Somers, Wisconsin, is a public coeducational four-year university that is a member of the University of Wisconsin System. It is often referred to as UW–Parkside and locally as simply “Parkside”. UW–Parkside stands out from other University of Wisconsin Systems institutions in that it is one of only two universities not named after the city where it is located.

UW–Parkside offers undergraduate majors and graduate degree programs in various fields of study, including cultural studies, performing arts, biology, business, accounting, foreign languages, history, pre-law, liberal arts and psychology, among many others. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Currently UW–Parkside offers most of its degree programs on-campus. It does have offer a few online courses and programs.

In addition to an excellence academic offering, the University of Wisconsin–Parkside also offers a comprehensive athletics program. UW–Parkside athletic teams and student athletes compete in NCAA Division II sports as the “Rangers” and belong to the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Sports offered at UW–Parkside include soccer, track, basket ball, cross country, baseball, wrestling, golf, volleyball, rugby and football.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 2000

Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

(262) 595-2355

Fax: (262) 595-2008

Contact: Matthew Jensen

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Box 2000

Kenosha, WI 53141-2000

(262) 595-2345

Total undergrads: 5,045

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 928

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,757

Graduate enrollment: 122


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $44

Online application fee: $44
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 63%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

French Studies B
German Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music Pedagogy C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Web/Multimedia Design C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General C
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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